This is a wide field capture. I really like this subject, has a lot of interesting features/structures. Captured with LRGB, Ha and OIII filters. NGC 2359 (also known as Thor’s Helmet) is an emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is approximately 3,670 parsecs (11.96 thousand light years) away and 30 light-years in size. The central star is the Wolf-Rayet star WR7, an extremely hot star thought to be in a brief pre-supernova stage of evolution. It is similar in nature to the Bubble Nebula, but interactions with a nearby large molecular cloud are thought to have contributed to the more complex shape and curved bow-shock structure of Thor's Helmet. Equipment, FSQ-106 EDXiii, QSI683wsg, Lodestar on a Paramount MyT.
Image acquisition from Deep Sky West Remote Observatory, in New Mexico. #canonphotography #nikon #pictureoftheday #pictures # #deepskywest #takahashi